McKenzie Arnold Announced as UK's Best Security Supplier at The Event Production Awards 2015 for it's innovation at Notting Hill Carnival.

What We Did

McKenzie Arnold announced the Best Security Company during a prestigious events industry evening at The Lancaster Hotel, London. McKenzie Arnold fought off stiff competition from industry giants to win the title at 'The Event Production Awards 2015'

All entries underwent stringent judging by a leading events industry panel, which included the Isle of Wight Festival's director John Giddings, George P Johnson's vice president of development Kevin Jackson, and EnTEEtainment's managing director Dick Tee. The elite panel also featured representatives from The O2, the AIF and drp Group who met at the Event Production Show where they judged a shortlist of nominations for awards that celebrate the UK's top suppliers, manufacturers, teams and individuals from the past year.

Martin Jackson, Phillip Hatton and Wesley Taylor

McKenzie Arnold's nomination stemmed from great examples of McKenzie Arnold's innovative work in 2014, which brought fantastic results for the client and all stakeholders involved in the event. One such example was the 2014 Notting Hill Carnival. The brief for McKenzie Arnold was; to ensure the safe passage of the performance units (carnival floats) around the carnival route. New ideas were explored to ensure that the brief was achieved and expectations exceeded. McKenzie Arnold achieved this through two innovations: Firstly Implementation of a GPS Tracker system for the Performance Units. Each Performance Unit was assigned a tracker, which enabled all stakeholders to track the progress and flow of the units around the carnival route. It allowed multi-way communication, preventing any serious incidents and blockages.

The second innovation was the introduction of The McKenzie Arnold Sector Based Work Academy. Significant investment was made by the McKenzie Arnold Group to provide training and work opportunities to local unemployed people. Each person that attended the programme was able to gain an industry endorsed, nationally recognised qualification. The commencement of the Academy has resulted in local people being provided with work opportunities outside of carnival. This is now an on-going project.

I am delighted to win the award of UK's Best Security Supplier. We pride ourselves at McKenzie Arnold on understanding our clients' needs, ensuring that we deploy the most well trained and experienced teams, and continually developing our offering based on our experience and learning's in conjunction with our clients' feedback

Martin Jackson, Managing Director
McKenzie Arnold Best Security Supplier 2015